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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112
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A wonderful insight into history and culture

This walking tour was perfect for me. Our guide was very informative and able to answer all the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2012
Caroline H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
A fantastic first impression of the people of South Africa and Cape Town

Garth picked us up at our hotel in the morning and we immediately felt connected. This was the... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
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The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy.We gather before 10h30 (Mon-Sat) in the lobby of the Taj Cape Town Hotel, located in centre of Cape Town's cultural and historic precinct. At 10h30 the 2½ hr walking tour starts from the steps of the Bishop Robert Gray Memorial, adjacent Taj Cape Town hotel.
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Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112

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Reviewed 20 December 2012

This walking tour was perfect for me. Our guide was very informative and able to answer all the questions I had about apartheid, the changes since then and how the various communities work together now. My only comment would be that the first stop on...More

2  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Garth picked us up at our hotel in the morning and we immediately felt connected. This was the beginning of a very interesting, educational and emotional tour of Cape Town and the Township of Langa. Garth was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide with a...More

3  Thank Szomi
Garth-Angus, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Hello András, I am delighted that your family enjoyed your visit to Cape Town and our magnificent Safari Game Lodges. Most of all, thanks for our discussions, that is one of the best parts of my "job", I get to meet interesting people and have...More

Reviewed 17 November 2012

What can I say, really. I spend four fantastic days touring with Garth. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the area, he was also very open to sharing South Africa's history, from the earliest people's to present day and everything in between. He was...More

4  Thank Jill K
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We were jet lagged, but arrived too early to fall instantly asleep. A walking tour of Cape Town, downtown, was a perfect introduction to the city. You will get oriented, and have a sense of history at the same time. Ask him for a restaurant...More

3  Thank TetaS
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Our group of four spent two wonderful days with Garth touring the Cape of Good Hope and L'Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa. Garth was the perfect host who kept us entertained with his incredible knowledge of the history of the area. Early on it...More

2  Thank Rustymom
Reviewed 5 September 2012

We hired Garth as a guide for our day excursion on the Cape Peninsula. We had been referred to Garth by a friend who attended a graduate school program in Cape Town, where Garth served as their guide for the week. I have travelled extensively,...More

2  Thank KilburnPost
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My family and I spent 2 days being toured around the Cape Town area with Garth and our experience was terrific from beginning to end. Garth's knowledge of a wide range of topics is amazing. He's a history buff who is also a great storyteller,...More

1  Thank hazysunshineBoston
Reviewed 5 August 2012

My husband and I spent 9 days in Cape Town and Garth Angus was our guide for 3 days n He planned a township tour, a tour of Bo Kaap area, took us to Hermanus, Penguin viewing at Bettys Bay and visited family operated wineries...More

2  Thank SandiUSA
Reviewed 4 June 2012

My wife and I took a 2-hour walking tour in May 2012. It was the off-season so we actually were the only people on the tour, which was actually helpful as our tour guide waited about 15 minutes while searched for parking. It was a...More

Thank jstewar9
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I joined a 3 hour walking tour and the given guide was Ivor Shaskolsky. He gave a highly articulate and interesting insight into the culture, history and architecture of the city. It was an easy walk and whilst I'd been concerned at wandering about on...More

Thank JAS02
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